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Systems Design Engineer Placement 2020

Stevenage

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What’s the opportunity?

Systems Design Engineers work within the design community, defining the specifications for developing weapon systems within the System Design and Validation Function (SD&V). The function is involved in:

  • Conceptualising new products and technologies.
  • Writing system and sub-system level specifications.
  • Developing and managing requirements.
  • Proving, validation and certification.
  • Integrating hardware and software.
  • Platform integration (airframes, vehicles, ships).
  • Simulating weapon system performance and analysing missile trials data.

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What will you be doing?

Two 5-month placements in SD&V: Work in a variety of projects at different stages in their lifecycle (as shown in list above) from future capabilities to in-service products.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Gain experience of many systems engineering methods such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
  • Develop an understanding of a missile weapon system; from the warhead to the seeker.
  • Grow in responsibility for delivering critical items of work, use knowledge and influence to guide design decisions.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, subcontractors and government customers.
  • Work in a team responsible for completing multi-million pound weapons installations.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • The SD&V team have experts in varied skills and backgrounds that you will be supported by and learn from.
  • Scope to choose where you go based on interests and skills
  • Close working with other functions such as Weapons Architecture, Seekers, Lethality & Warheads, Software,
  • Procurement, and Simulation & Modelling giving you a broad view of the company.
  • Training in Missile Systems and Subsystems to develop a deeper understanding of the products.
  • Role specific training; DOORS Training, MBSE Training and Writing Requirements.

“I didn’t fully appreciate until joining how varied the work would be – you could be writing test plans, developing/testing demo equipment for stakeholders, writing specifications, trajectory modelling and calculations etc. Particularly because I have a physics background, I had no real appreciation of what Systems Engineering could involve. The variety is difficult to get across in a role profile but it’s vast and appeals to me and probably a lot of other people too.”  Izzi, Systems Design Engineer Graduate

Who and what we are looking for from you?

  • Currently studying towards a Degree in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or similar.
  • The ability to work with complex problems to derive logical solutions to inform design decisions.
  • Strong attention to detail - the specifications define the Missile to be built, your input will impact the performance of the final product attention to detail is vital.

What would you get?

  • £18,000 Salary pro-rated over the 10 months
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid overtime
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • Employee funded voluntary private healthcare
  • Sporting activities
  • Paid holiday
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • A share of the annual Company Bonus
  • On the job learning and development opportunities.

Please Note:

MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: GU271

Please note: this is a 10 month placement.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £18,000 pro rata + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Systems

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